The Seattle International District Rotary Club held its annual dinner on June 10, at the Northwest African American Museum. The event, “Engage and Change the World,” was keynoted by KING 5’s Lori Matsukawa and raised $30,000.
By Kari Canty Highline College More than 700 students and chaperones from across South King County attended the 2015 Black and Brown Male Summit on Nov. 14 at Highline College. What started in 2011 with about three dozen young men of color has quickly grown to hundreds attending the free day-long event. The Black and […]
The Seattle International District Rotary Club awarded Victoria Vong and Shen Yao, high school seniors, $2,000 educational scholarships. The Seattle International District Rotary Club is committed to higher education and since 1988 has supported local graduating seniors. Victoria Vong Victoria will graduate from Garfield High School in June, where she has carried a 3.95 GPA. […]
By Assunta Ng Did you know that Amanda Knox, acquitted of murder in Italy last year, is living in the International District? Folks have seen her dining at World Pizza. Knox, a University of Washington student, has found sanctuary in an Asian neighborhood. Wise move. This is a convenient, diverse, and vibrant community at the […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “This was an important project. It taught me that size matters,” Mah said, somewhat jokingly, at the Sept. 19, 2011 meeting of Rotary Club of Olympia. “Size matters here because it was a big meaningful definitive project. It was more than just a bridge because it enabled us to […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Every year, the Northwest Asian Weekly recognizes some of the most influential community leaders in the area at the Diversity at the Top awards dinner and gala. This year, the paper honors 10 individuals who have fought to break through the bamboo ceiling to get to the top.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Paul Ishii is president-elect of the Rotary Club of Seattle. With about 675 members, it’s the largest rotary club internationally, and it is the fourth oldest.<!–more–> Ishii is a Federal Way resident and currently general manager of the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle, a position he has held […]
Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed four individuals to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. Lisa Dickinson resides in Spokane. She is the owner of the Dickinson Law Firm, PLLC, where she practices business law and civil litigation. She has served on the board of the Northwest Justice Project, MLK Family Outreach Center, Rotary Club 21, […]
Paul Ishii is president-elect for Rotary Club of Seattle, the largest rotary club in the world, with nearly 700 members. He is the first person of color to be president of Rotary Club of Seattle.